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Jan Pettersson

Professor

Jan Pettersson
Professor
Academic degree: Docent
jan.pettersson.2@gu.se
+46 31 786 9072
0766-229072

Room number: 4234
Postal Address: Kemigården 4, 412 96 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Kemigården 4 , 412 96 Göteborg


Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology (More Information)
Box 462
405 30 Göteborg
www.cmb.gu.se
inst.kmb@cmb.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 2599

Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 9 C , 405 30 Göteborg

About Jan Pettersson

RESEARCH

Airborne particles affect human health and play an important role in weather and climate change processes. We need a better understanding of the action of aerosol particles and clouds in the Earth system to improve our predictions of future climate.

We also need to reduce the environmental impact of air pollution on urban and regional scales. The research interests of Jan Pettersson include heterogeneous processes on aerosol particles, cloud droplet processes, and the chemical analysis of single aerosol particles. The methods used range from detailed laboratory experiments and computer simulations to field studies of aerosol and cloud processes.

The fundamental laboratory-based and theoretical studies aim at an improved conceptual understanding of key aerosol processes, including formation of particles, formation of cloud droplets and ice particles, and heterogeneous chemistry taking place on these particles. New types of aerosol mass spectrometers are being developed and applied in field studies.

The aim is to improve our understanding of major aerosol components in the atmosphere, including particles from biomass burning and other combustions processes and primary aerosol particles in the marine environment. JP has also been involved in several biomass combustion and gasification projects concerning emissions, combustion chemistry, conversion technology, and the development of novel instrumentation for industrial high temperature applications.

TEACHING

Teacher in chemistry, environmental science and atmospheric sciences at all levels from first year undergraduate to graduate level.

Latest publications

Online Measurements of Alkali and Heavy Tar Components in Biomass Gasification
Dan Gall, M. Pushp, K. O. Davidsson, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Energy & Fuels, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Photochemical smog in China: scientific challenges and implications for air-quality policies
Mattias Hallquist, John Munthe, Min Hu, Tao Wang, Chak K. Chan et al.
National Science Review, Journal article 2016
Journal article

The immersion freezing behavior of ash particles from wood and brown coal burning
S. Grawe, S. Augustin-Bauditz, S. Hartmann, L. Hellner, Jan B. C. Pettersson et al.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Particle composition and size distribution in coal flames - The influence on radiative heat transfer
Daniel Bäckström, Dan Gall, M. Pushp, Robert Johansson, Klas Andersson et al.
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Deposition-mode ice nucleation reexamined at temperatures below 200 K
Erik S Thomson, Xiangrui Kong, Panos Papagiannakopoulos, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal article 2015
Journal article

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2014

Water Interactions with Acetic Acid Layers on Ice and Graphite
Panos Papagiannakopoulos, Xiangrui Kong, Erik S Thomson, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Journal article 2014
Journal article

Source apportionment and seasonal variation of PM2.5 in a Sub-Saharan African city: Nairobi, Kenya
Samuel Mwaniki Gaita, Johan Boman, Michael J Gatari, Jan B. C. Pettersson, Sara Janhäll
Atmospheric Chemistry And Physics, Journal article 2014
Journal article

Water Accommodation and Desorption Kinetics on Ice
Xiangrui Kong, Panos Papagiannakopoulos, Erik S Thomson, Nikola Markovic, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Journal article 2014
Journal article

2013

Surface Transformations and Water Uptake on Liquid and Solid Butanol near the Melting Temperature
Panos Papagiannakopoulos, Xiangrui Kong, Erik S Thomson, Nikola Markovic, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Journal article 2013
Journal article

Collision dynamics and uptake of water on alcohol-covered ice
Erik S Thomson, Xiangrui Kong, Nikola Markovic, Panos Papagiannakopoulos, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal article 2013
Journal article

2012

Ice structures, patterns, and processes: A view across the icefields
Thorsten Bartels-Rausch, Vance Bergeron, Julyan H.E. Cartwright, Rafael Escribano, John L. Finney et al.
Reviews of Modern Physics, Review article 2012
Review article

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